Friday, October 27, 2017

Friday Roundup: October 22nd - October 28th

The Solitude of Western Tea Culture

Mike at The Tea Letter penned a story that I think hits home for a lot of tea drinkers. We tend to be solitary sort, not by choice but rather because it can be hard to find others as enthusiastic as we are. That isolation is part of what inspired me to start this blog just over 9 years ago.

The Evolution of Taste

Gary Robson recently revived his blog so I was really happy to see this post in my feed. Black tea is definitely an underrated choice that many tea drinkers leave behind once they discover oolongs and puerh. The two suggested here are a great reminder that black tea still has a lot to offer.

Rishi Tea, rediscovering a brand

My friend Jo, of Scandalous Tea, and I have had the pleasure of enjoying not one but two tastings with Rishi Tea this year. They have definitely helped us to rediscover an amazing brand that was the starting point for many serious tea drinkers.

Cha Garden at Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino

Heather at Hanamichi wrote a great overview of her visit to the much anticipated Cha Garden at Lucky Dragon Hotel & Casino. This spot was not yet open the last time I visited Las Vegas but there was already a buzz at World Tea Expo about it. I'm looking forward to visiting in the future.

My three favorite tea pairing experts are at it again. This time they explored matching up oolongs with fruit in a dreamy NYC penthouse. Pears, persimmons, and plums...oh my! You can read all about it on each of their blogs here:

Tea Pairing 101: Oolong and Fruit - Tea Happiness
Tea Pairing 101: Oolong Tea - Oh, How Civilized
Tea Pairing 101: Oolong Tea and Fruit - Notes on Tea

Is there a great post I missed this week? Let me know about it in the comments! One rule, it can't be your own. 😉